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By The Numbers

Please place cash in the overhead compartment

Tony Wagner Jul 1, 2015
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That’s about how many countries Apple Music and the Beats 1 radio station are available in. The streaming service launched Tuesday to solid reviews, but that doesn’t mean it’s the right one for you. Confused by all the different options out there to stream music? We’re here to help with a chart that will help you decide.

12 percent

That’s about how high the unemployment rate is in Puerto Rico. The country is also currently burdened by $72 billion in debt, which has led to a spike in outmigration. Many Puerto Ricans have found work and a new home in the U.S., which some experts say adds to a vicious cycle of jobs leaving the country, while others see it as Puerto Ricans creating a larger global stamp on the economy.

$75,000

That’s how much one passenger was carrying in cash at a security checkpoint at the Richmond, Virginia, airport. There’s nothing illegal about carrying that kind of cash on domestic flights, the Washington Post reports, but it does arouse suspicion. Often the cash is seized.

18 years old

If you’re older than the above age, move over, advertisers aren’t interested. Or at least, they’re less interested. People younger than 18 have been deemed “centennials” and are the latest group catching advertisers’ attention. Which also means a lot of attention is being paid to the tween app of choice: Snapchat. Experts say one reason Snapchat appeals to advertisers is that the app doesn’t do much to verify age, and that means a loophole in regulations around targeting ads to children below a certain age.

10 seconds

That’s how long a user will have to watch a video ad in order for an advertiser to pay Facebook for the ad time. As the Wall Street Journal reports, it’s part of a new option offered to advertisers following complaints about being charged for videos that auto-played with little to now user engagement.

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